Toronto - The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) reached a tentative settlement with the Salvation Army last night (Wed.), averting a strike at two shelters for homeless men in Toronto.
CUPE Local 3798-05 represents approximately 80 workers at the Maxwell Meighen Centre and the Riverdale Centre in the city’s downtown. The two shelters help more than 500 homeless men.
The workers include frontline workers who do intake and supervise the premises, case managers, housing councillors, primary support workers, housekeepers and cleaners, maintenance workers, and clothing room and dining room attendants.
Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until the workers have had a chance to vote on the offer.
The shelters are run by the Salvation Army and funded by the provincial government and the City of Toronto.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents 180,000 workers in Ontario, many of whom work for social service agencies.
For further information:
(416) 292-3999 ext. 222 or (416) 540-3252